Development through Action: A Panel Discussion with 3 Social Activists from South Asia

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Aarti Naik, Founder, Sakhis for Girls Education; Deepa Pawar, Founder, Anubhuti Trust; Naween A. Mangi, Founder, Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust

 Clare Talwalker, Lecturer: International & Area Studies Teaching Program; Global Poverty and Practice Minor

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Facebook, Zareen's, Folio3, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender, Gender Equity Resource Center, Maitri

Aarti Naik, Deepa Pawar, and Naween Mangi are three social workers who for the past several years have focused on gender and poverty issues in India and Pakistan.

Please join us for a panel discussion and hear about their development work and the social impact that their work has helped bring about.

Aarti Naik, Deepa Pawar, and Naween Mangi are also the top three finalists in Tell Her Story, a contest designed to showcase remarkable women in and from South Asia who fight against social injustice. They will be in residence in UC Berkeley during the week of September 11 and on Sunday, September 16 will be participating in the Tell Her Story Gala where the contest winner will be selected. Details of the event HERE

Speaker Bios

Aarti Naik is the Founder of Sakhi for Girls Education, an organization that provides education to girls in slum districts. Read Aarti Naik's story Empowering Slum Dwellers through Education

Deepa Pawar, Founder of Anubhuti Trust, a non-profit organisation/NGO formed and self-led by women, who have dealt with caste, class, gender, language and ethnicity based discriminations. Read Deepa Pawar's story Young Women Leading Gender & Sexual Literacy

Naween Mangi, Founder of Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust (AHMMT), an organization that helps uplift the lives of people in impoverished village communities in the Sindh Province, Pakistan through integrated rural development. Read Naween Mangi's story Grace in Action

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

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PARKING INFORMATION
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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.

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